Majority of workers say stress is making them sick: Survey

One-fifth of workers are connected to work at all times
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|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 05/16/2008

Today’s fast-paced, connected society makes it near impossible for Canadians to power-down and take time for themselves, according to a new survey.

Travel website Tripharbour.ca surveyed 1,514 full-time working Canadians and found that one in five are "always connected" to work and 82 per cent feel that work-related stress is negatively affecting their health.

"Email, cellphones and mobile devices have made us accessible at every hour, and it actually leads to a lack of productivity in the workplace," said Stuart MacDonald, founder and CEO of Tripharbour.ca.